Small alef; poetry Vayikra 2

Let the Future Forgive Us

Let the future forgive us
for knowing
when we brought our offerings
on these altars
with smoke and incense
burning flesh
oil mixed with meal —

when we invited God to sit at our table
before we became abstract,

let the future forgive us
for knowing
what we were doing.

jsg, usa

Small alef; poetry Vayikra 2
Maqam Rast

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